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perichondrium

[per-i-kon-dree-uh m] /ˌpɛr ɪˈkɒn dri əm/
noun, plural perichondria
[per-i-kon-dree-uh] /ˌpɛr ɪˈkɒn dri ə/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
1.
the membrane of fibrous connective tissue covering the surface of cartilages except at the joints.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45; < Neo-Latin < Greek peri- peri- + chondríon, diminutive of chóndros cartilage
Related forms
perichondral, perichondrial, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for perichondrial

perichondrium

/ˌpɛrɪˈkɒndrɪəm/
noun (pl) -dria (-drɪə)
1.
the white fibrous membrane that covers the surface of cartilage
Derived Forms
perichondrial, adjective
Word Origin
C18: New Latin, from peri- + Greek chondros cartilage
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perichondrial in Medicine

perichondrium per·i·chon·dri·um (pěr'ĭ-kŏn'drē-əm)
n. pl per·i·chon·dri·a (-drē-ə)
The dense irregular fibrous membrane of connective tissue covering the surface of cartilage except at the endings of joints.


per'i·chon'dri·al (-drē-əl) adj.
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